Forwarded from 8Peonies I have a rhododendron in a huge pot but it did not flower last year nor has it flowered this year yet. Firstly, I do not know this type of rhododendron so am hoping that the photos I have attached will help you identify this specific type of rhododendron/plant. Secondly, I would like to transfer this plant to the ground hoping that it will fare better than stuck in this pot; however, I am not sure of the health of the plant. Some leaves have been bored through by some insects, which I have trimmed some leaves but they seem to pursue this habit. How normal is this? However, as you will see by the condition of the stem, which is woody and dry, though its offshoots seem healthy, I am not sure if this plant is okay to transplant to continue into the ground. Also, I plan to plant it next to a limelight hydrangea (panicle) but not sure if it would be okay to plant next to it if the rhododendron is badly infected with the same insects who bore the holes in the leaves of the rhodo or the bark of the stem. Would it affect the hydrangea? Any advice you may offer would be much appreciated. Thank you kindly.